Do you want to know as much as possible about your mortgage? Most people would say yes and we agree about the importance of knowledge and communication.
When you get a mortgage to buy a home it’s important to understand the breakdown of your monthly statement. This will help you keep track of your finances, and to help you figure out your timeline of when you should be able to pay off your home loan.
If you’re looking to make some upgrades to your current home, a home improvement mortgage loan may be your answer. With the housing inventory remaining low, it can make it more difficult for those wanting to upsize. Because of this, you may be interested in making improvements or upgrades to your current home. But how? Churchill has a great option for current homeowners who have equity in their home, especially while mortgage interest rates are still historically low.
Topics: Home Refinance
Your home is probably your largest asset and your mortgage payment is more than likely one of your largest expenses each month. When looking at these numbers do you feel like your monthly mortgage payments are too high? If so, here’s a few ways to lower your monthly payments on a house.
If you’re in the market to buy a new home or refinance your mortgage, you’ve probably been keeping an eye on the interest rates. These mortgage interest rates fluctuate and vary based on what type of loan you have, and the overall amount and the timeline of the loan (15-year, 20-year, 30-year). As you watch the rates, it’s important to know some of the history and reasoning behind these numbers.
While much of 2018 has been an up and down roller coaster with interest rates, we know the overall long-term trend with mortgage interest rates is for rates to move higher. The summer months were fairly calm with rates slowly moving up and down a small amount. But that gentle up and down trend stopped at the beginning of September. Rates seem to be rapidly rising and have so far reached their highest levels of 2018. The primary reason for this is the strong economy.
Hiring a contractor for your home remodeling project is a huge step and often a substantial investment. Your house will never look the same, and you’re placing your trust in strangers who’ll be temporarily setting up shop in your home. It’s absolutely worth the preparation, time and energy it takes to get it right!
If you’re in an Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM), now’s the time to look at refinancing into a different type of loan to save money. About half of all ARMs in the U.S. are tied to the LIBOR index and according to The Economy Forecast Agency and other industry experts, there’s a strong chance that LIBOR-indexed interest rates will continue to increase up to 2% in the next 2 years.
Topics: Home Refinance
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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is not a direct lender. The loan is made through a private lender (like Churchill Mortgage) and partially guaranteed by the Veterans Administration, if guidelines are met.